Meet Our Physical Therapy Staff in Tampa, FL

 

CEP Jason Waz, President

Jason Waz, PT, President

Jason, who is a native of Buffalo, NY, moved to Florida as a teen. Growing up he excelled at hockey, baseball and football, as he always had a passion for sports.

In 1994, he earned his undergraduate degree in biological sciences and pre-med, graduating magna cum laude from Florida State University. Jason attained his professional degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Florida, where he graduated with High Honors in 1996.

In 2005, he was named CEO of Ewing and Thomas Physical Therapy and co-founded Competitive Edge Performance a short time later.

Jason has had the privilege of working with many gifted athletes at various levels, while perfecting his PT practice. He has rehabilitated athletes in all major sports leagues, including the NFL, MLB, NHL, MLS, PGA and WTA. Helping an athlete recover back to the top of their game following an injury is his top priority.

Throughout his professional career spanning more than two decades, Jason has been intrigued in bringing science and emerging technology to the forefront of the physical therapy profession.  Born in the human performance lab at CEP, Jason founded NeuPT Technologies in 2017.  Jason’s vision is to advance the field of physical therapy into the next generation through science, research and innovation.

Stephanie Brooke, DPT, COO

Stephanie Brooke, DPT, ATC, Chief Operating Officer

Stephanie joined the CEP team in 2010 and draws on her 10+ years of clinical experience in serving as the COO of CEP. She is a graduate of University of South Florida, where she earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree. In 2007, she graduated with honors from the University of Florida, where she completed her undergraduate studies in Athletic Training with a minor in Health Education and Behavior.

While attending UF, Stephanie had the opportunity to rehabilitate athletic injuries while working with the men’s and women’s swimming & diving teams, as well as the women’s volleyball team during regular season practice and competition as well as the off-season.

Stephanie has worked with athletes in various sports, such as gymnastics, soccer, softball, baseball, and track from the high school level to the elite. Her background as an athletic trainer gives her a unique perspective of the training regimens of many sports, allowing her to develop effective sport-specific PT treatment plans that are tailored to each individual.

She successfully treats long-standing, chronic injuries that have limited response to traditional treatment: hamstring strains, plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendonitis, lateral/medial epicondylitis, and IT band dysfunction. With an innovative treatment approach, Stephanie has corrected movement dysfunctions and aided in muscle recovery for many pro athletes, marathon runners, and tri-athletes to enable them to continue training at high levels.

In her off time, Stephanie enjoys reading, traveling, playing tennis and watching sports (especially the Gators).

Brock Labelle, DPT, Director of Clinical Operations 

Brock is a graduate of Gannon University where he received his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree. Brock completed his undergraduate studies at Castleton University where he earned a B.S in Exercise Science. While attending CU, Brock was a four-year member of the schools ice hockey team.

Brock is passionate about helping people achieve their goals, improving the health and wellness of the community and advancing the physical therapy profession. Brock aims to work with patients to develop a personalized plan of care tailored to their individual needs.

Brock enjoys working with athletes of all ages and skill levels. In his career, Brock has worked with athletes from the NFL, NHL, MLB, NBA, PGA Tour, ATP & WTA, multiple Olympians and numerous collegiate athletes in all sports. Brock’s background and clinical experience has allowed him to develop effective sport-specific PT treatment plans that are tailored to each individual.

In January of 2024, Brock earned his Titleist Performance Institute Level 1 certification. With this certification, Brock learned to quickly evaluate a player’s physical readiness using TPI’s physical assessment screen. With that screen, Brock is able to identify the key area of limitation and how that limitation is correlated to the players swing characteristics. This will help golfers identify what is holding them back from playing their best and help them play more rounds with less pain.

In his free time, Brock enjoys golfing, watching sports, exercising, and spending time with family.

Nici Mullen

Nici Mullen, PTA

Nici earned her Physical Therapist Assistant degree from South University and her Bachelor of Health Sciences degree from the University of South Florida.  

Nici is passionate to be working in the growing field of physical therapy and helping individuals reach and exceed their fitness goals. She is dedicated to learning and providing innovative treatment options that will better the wellness and health of the Tampa Bay community. 

In her free time, she enjoys spending time outdoors, kayaking, hiking, exploring the local scene, and entertaining her three furbabies.

 

Chrissy Bode

Chrissy Bode, DPT

Chrissy is a graduate of Nova Southeastern University where she received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree. She completed her undergraduate studies at Florida State University where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology.

Chrissy is passionate about personalizing treatments to individual patient needs in order to return them to the activities they love. She emphasizes the use of evidence-based practice, patient-centered care, and evolving technology to improve her patients’ quality of life.

In her free time, she enjoys traveling, spending time outdoors, watching Tampa Bay sports teams, and trying out new restaurants.

 

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Morgan Hoffman, DPT, ATC

Morgan is a graduate of Gannon University where she recieved her Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree. She completed her undergraduate studies at Baldwin Wallace University where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Athletic Training and Pre-Physical Therapy before returning from Pennsylvania to join the team at CEP.

CEP Dr. Joshua Cabrera, DPT

Joshua Cabrera, DPT

Joshua was born in New Jersey and moved at a young age to Tampa, Florida.

He earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Allied Health with a concentration in Physical Therapy sciences from the University of Tampa. Joshua continued his studies and graduated from the University of Florida receiving his Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree.

As a Veteran of the US Navy, where he served as a Hospital Corpsman, he traveled the world allowing him to experience many situations and treat a variety of injuries during his service. As a veteran, he was able to practice at Walter Reed Medical Center during his clinical rotations providing physical therapy to active duty military.

Joshua has experience coaching CrossFit and Olympic weightlifting holding both his CrossFit level 2 and USAW level 1 coaching certifications.

During his free time, he enjoys weightlifting, traveling with his family, and trying all the restaurants he sees on the food channel.

CEP julie fouchie

Julie Fouchie, Office Manager

Julie grew up in Corfu, a small town outside of Buffalo, New York. She managed healthcare, legal and real estate offices before moving to Kansas City, Missouri. After accepting a position in the lower school and admissions office for a private school, she decided to pursue a career in education. Two years later, Julie moved to Florida, accepted her first teaching position and earned a Masters in Elementary Education from the University of Florida. While teaching, she earned a second Masters in Ed. Leadership from Saint Leo University and became a principal for both private and charter schools.

Julie enjoys interacting and providing outstanding service to every patient. She prides herself on getting to know them on a personal level and celebrating their successes, no matter how big or small. Outside of work, she loves spending time with family and friends, exercising outdoors, and playing with Harley and Mia, her adopted kittens.

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